Notes: Isaac James Clair - was born in Eaton, Preble county, Ohio, March 7, 1840. He is the son of David and Amy K. (Jones) Clair, who live in Latty township. He was married in this county, August 7, 1868, to May, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Canter) Miller, both of whom are deceased. Mr. Clair’s family consists of Isaac James, born May 9, 1869; David Philander, May 23, 1871; Marietta L. C., April 6, 1873, died November 10, 1881; Norton G., August 19, 1874; Minnie M. D., April 27, 1876; John Henry, March 22, 1878; Katie M., October 13, 1880. Mr. Clair was in the war of 1861, in the 1st Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, being transferred to the 3d regiment, in which he served from 1861 until wounded at Pea Ridge, Missouri, April 7, being discharged on account of disability arising from his wound. He then re-enlisted in the 81st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being discharged at Washington in June, 1865. The following are his engagements: Surrender of General Fay at St. Louis, Lexington, Missouri; Wilson Creek, Pea Ridge, Town Creek, Buzzard Roost, Snake Creek Gap, Rome Cross Roads, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Nictapeck, engagements around Atlanta, Jonesboro, thence to the sea with General Sherman; there was engaged at Branchville; then until the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston. Mr. Clair’s business is farming, but his trade is shoemaking. Address, Gilbert’s Mills, Paulding County, Ohio. Source:
The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County (H H Hardesty & Company Chicago IL/Toledo OH 1882) pg 232.